MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 22,927 this week

Man of the Moment (1955)

 -  Comedy  -  24 November 1955 (UK)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 288 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a South Seas island that the British have an interest in.

Writers:

(original story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 3088 titles
created 04 Nov 2011
 
a list of 248 titles
created 26 Feb 2013
 
a list of 2690 titles
created 06 Mar 2013
 
a list of 1206 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Man of the Moment (1955)

Man of the Moment (1955) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Man of the Moment.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A Marine and a Nun, both shipwrecked on a Pacific Island, find solace in one another as the two wait out the war.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A stockbroker's youngest daughter tricks an American singer into visiting her family at their suburban Wimbledon home. Her two sisters and their oddball husbands also visit and the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Jack Buchanan, Janette Scott, Jeannie Carson
Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie 1967)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of Androcles, the simple-hearted Christian tailor whose friendship with a lion saves himself and his friends from martyrdom in the Roman Colosseum.

Director: Joe Layton
Stars: Norman Wisdom, Noel Coward, Ed Ames
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An American (Michael Cooper)arrives at a quiet Scottish hotel where he meets an Englishman (Maurice Rigby). As Maurice walks out towards his car it suddenly explodes !! Cooper picks up ... See full summary »

Director: Shani S. Grewal
Stars: Norman Wisdom, William Katt, Gemma Craven
Labrats (Video 2010)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A trio of desperate men hire a film crew to record their attempt to kidnap some valuable and surprisingly intelligent Laboratory mice.

Director: Paul Brannigan
Stars: Martin Clunes, Donald Sinden, Michael Brandon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Four war-time performers known for their concert parties, have a reunion. They decide they are still good together and form a successful nightclub act.

Director: Dicky Leeman
Stars: Terry-Thomas, Jeannie Carson, Len Lowe
For Your Pleasure (TV Movie 1953)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Bill Ward
Stars: Terry-Thomas, Norman Wisdom, Al Read
Wit and Wisdom (TV Movie 1950)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Stars: Norman Wisdom
Cuckoo College (TV Movie 1949)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Mae Bacon, Max Bacon, Dennis Lawes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Norman
Lana Morris ...
Penny
Belinda Lee ...
Sonia
Jerry Desmonde ...
Jackson
Karel Stepanek ...
Lom
Garry Marsh ...
British Delegate
Inia Te Wiata ...
King of Tawaki
Evelyn Roberts ...
Sir Horace
Violet Farebrother ...
Queen of Tawaki
Martin Miller ...
Swiss Tailor
Eugene Deckers ...
Day Lift Man
Hugh Morton ...
Mitchell
Cyril Chamberlain ...
British Delegate
Lisa Gastoni ...
Chambermaid
Harold Kasket ...
Enrico
Edit

Storyline

Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a South Seas island that the British have an interest in.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 1955 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ich und der Herr Minister  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Room 101: Episode #11.1 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Man of the Moment
By Jack Fishman
Sung by The Beverley Sisters
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
MAN OF THE MOMENT (John Paddy Carstairs, 1955) **1/2
25 August 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

A mostly pleasing star farce in which Norman Wisdom - who's so modest that his greatest ambition in life is to become chief filing clerk in a Ministry! - unwittingly tries his hand at international intrigue, as he gets to replace an indisposed British diplomat at a Geneva conference and causes no end of havoc!! There are some nice moments along the way (though there's an overabundance of songs), particularly during the flight to Switzerland, the initial business at the hotel and the climax in a TV studio (notably a running gag involving a French chef), but the subplot involving conflicts over a South Seas island (which Norman somehow ends up representing to the chagrin of his fellow delegates) is rather dreary.

At least, the return of his co-stars from 1953's TROUBLE IN STORE (leading lady Lana Morris and comic foil Jerry Desmonde) elevate this to above medium grade. Belinda Lee also appears as a movie siren, Norman's dream-girl, who also turns up in Geneva but is exposed as a femme fatale involved in the plotting! The bumbling diplomat plot was reprised several times by other film comics, notably Danny Kaye in THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (1949), Terry-Thomas in CARLTON BROWNE OF THE F.O. (1958; co-starring Peter Sellers and also dealing with the fate of an island in the Pacific), etc.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Goof rdavies0303
Discuss Man of the Moment (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?